The first major environmental regulations to be adopted were heard before the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission in 1981. The rules adopted were the result of a year long process to obtain regulatory primacy for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program from the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) who normally regulates class II injection wells. Since the 1981 hearing, various environmental rules have been adopted.There is now an obvious need to streamline the environmental regulations for setbacks, bonding, and flaring, and incorporate the latest technical and scientific knowledge available. Energy has evolved into a highly technical industry and a review of the environmental regulations is necessary to “keep up” with these changes.
A completely streamlined and updated revision of of the rules & regulations of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission concerning setbacks, bonding and flaring; incorporating input from various stakeholders.
Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming State Engineer's Office